Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of the Sunni militant jihadist organisation known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Russian defence ministry says it may have killed the Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in an air strike south of Raqqa, Syria.
The air strike targeted a meeting of Isis leaders on 28 May, Russian news agencies cited the defence ministry as saying.
The above information which is now being verified by various channels, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was eliminated by the air strike, was also present at the meeting,” RIA news agency quoted the ministry as saying.
All-Baghdadi ruthlessly ordered Abu Abdullah be killed along with this wife and three children at a house to the west of the city in December 2016.
The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the march said “nearly all” Baghdadi’s deputies had been killed as Isis’s territory was squeezed in both Syria and Iraq. He said it was “only a matter of time before Baghdadi himself meets this same fate”
Baghdadi, guarded in his youth is the world’s most wanted man, who rose through the ranks silently and patiently to become global jihad’s unchallenged head. The head of the ISIS terrorist group has been careful to reveal little about himself and his whereabouts. The ISIS chief
also is famous to wear a mask to address his followers, earning himself the nickname of “the invisible sheikh”.
Repeatedly multiple previous unverified reports of his death have always been there in the news headlines. In mid-June, a doctored online statement claimed to be from Isis’s Amaq news agency purporting Baghdadi had been killed in a US air strike.
By: Drishti Gupta